The cheapest times to fly from RDU to ANC are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • March 19th to April 1st
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from RDU to ANC is late October. Prices can be as high as $1329 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $424 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Anchorage

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Anchorage, AK (ANC) will usually cost between $499 to $899 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $505. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $855. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $349 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $639 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to ANC flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the RDU to ANC route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

RDU to ANC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to ANC flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Raleigh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $102 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $605. Return trip prices are from the ANC to RDU flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from RDU to ANC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 14 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RDU to ANC

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from RDU to ANC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (RDU > ORD > ANC)

  • Price for both tickets: $579
  • Average savings: $61 (9.47%)

See RDU to ORD flights

Hack #2: Seattle, WA (RDU > SEA > ANC)

  • Price for both tickets: $612
  • Average savings: $28 (4.3%)

See RDU to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RDU to ANC? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3472 miles or 5588 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from RDU to ANC?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to ANC flight is about 7 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Raleigh/Durham, NC and Anchorage, AK?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from RDU to ANC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RDU
Origination airport name Raleigh-Durham International Airport
City Raleigh/Durham, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.9
Longitude -78.8

Return Airport

Destination code ANC
Destination airport name Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
City Anchorage, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 61.2
Longitude -150


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